“New Maps of Dream” edited by Joe Pulver and Cody Goodfellow! Reviewed by Pete Rawlik.

These are fine stories… that explore the darkness that lurks on the edge of our subconscious…

As with most PS Publishing volumes the production values for the book are high, with cover art by Marcelo Gallegos that invokes both wonder and terror…

The editors have chosen “Drunk on Dream” by Jeffrey Thomas to closeout the collection. It’s a superb little piece that reminds us why Thomas is so loved by his readers. It’s full of the ennui of modern life, and the joy that comes from the tiny seemingly insignificant fantasies that sustain us through the day when nothing else will, and the deep sadness – that strange melancholy that swallows us – when we are forced to abandon them.

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Interview with Catriona Ward, author of “The Last House on Needless Street”

Andy Serkis says that THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET is “the kind of book you come across once in a lifetime”, and he’s adapting it into a movie.

Stephen King writes that he “was blown away. It’s a true nerve-shredder that keeps its mind-blowing secrets to the very end. Haven’t read anything this exciting since GONE GIRL.”

I’m interviewing author Catriona Ward this Friday at 1:00 pm Eastern — join us!

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Pete Rawlik reviews “MALINAE” by Josh Schlossberg

In some ways, this is an incredible book about growing old with the one you love.

Then things get weird.

I was particularly pleased with the description of two senior citizens struggling against an ocean enraged by both a hurricane and the presence of a nascent elder god.

There are relatively few books in which the elderly function as protagonists, and Schlossberg not only makes you care for the pair of them, but also makes their plight and actions in the face of a personal apocalypse feel perfectly appropriate and natural.

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